Victory Blue - WWI or WWII??

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  1. Everybody - someone from another list i am on asked this. can anyone answer her???

    Chris

    Quote:
    To those who would know about these things,<BR>
    Can someone tell me what time period "Victory Blue" is from.<BR>
    Is it WWI or WWII? I'm looking at bridesmaid dressing in that color and am<BR>
    curious what era it's from
     
  2. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    Hey Chris, I anwered you on the member boards, with my long list of reasoning, but I bet it would be WW2.
     
  3. Thanks! I did think WWII = Churchill = Victory sign.

    Don't know the exact *SHADE* it is supposed to be - i would imagine a deep true blue - lighter than navy - but who could tell in the b/w photos : )
     
  4. bartondoll

    bartondoll Guest

    Chris...I did a search on the first couple of pages that came up on google for 'victory blue'. There is reference to
    a couple of WWII recovery ships, and armed ships
    with this name. Also a couple of sites with clothing using
    'victory blue'.

    <a href="http://secure.youralumni.com/westover/store/view_product.asp?id=11412">Westover Alumnae site</a>

    You may find more on subsequent pages on google, but I think it is safe to say WWII is when this colour term
    came about.

    Sue:)
     
  5. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I would go for the blue colour found on the British and American flags, a dark royal, almost navy blue.
     

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